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Macron, Trump May Have Tariff Truce in 2020 Digital Tax Spat (2)

Jan. 21, 2020, 10:20 AM

Presidents Emmanuel Macron and Donald Trump agreed to a truce in their dispute over digital taxes that will mean neither France nor the U.S. will impose punitive tariffs this year.

Macron said on Monday he had a “great discussion” with Trump on the issue, without giving details.

“We will work together on a good agreement to avoid tariff escalation,” he said on Twitter.

“Excellent!” Trump said in a reply to Macron’s post, without providing additional information. Trump is en route to Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum.

A White House readout of the call was notably more muted, saying ...